The Little Stranger. It was a perfect study of post-war England with a touch of unexplained darkness.
If you're one of the few who hasn't heard of this story yet, it's about the Ayres family--mother, daughter and son--who are coping with the deterioration of their home, Hundreds Hall, war injuries (both physical and mental) and a possible malicious presence in their home. Told by the local physician, Dr. Faraday, this is a story of love, obligation and change.
I don't think I can praise this book enough. When I was about a third of the way through it, I sat back at one point and thought "this is exactly the book that I want to read" and not just because it was a wonderful RIP read. It was simply a perfect picture of the changing times in the years after World War II -- both for the nobility and for women. I'm still looking forward to Affinity but, for now, this is my favorite Sarah Waters novel.
Watching it all fall down,
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